Available since October on PC and consoles, Cake Bash is a dessert-themed party game that just released on the Nintendo Switch. To be honest with you, we feel like it just makes much more sense as a Switch game for a lot of reasons, but if you never heard of it and are curious about it, keep reading!
Food is Always the Most Important Part of Any Party
If you're looking for something to play with your friends and family, then you have to consider this one. Cake Bash is a party game for up to 4 players, with both local and online modes. The setting is pretty simple: you're a sweet treat (donut, cupcake, slice of cake, muffin, etc.), and you have to compete against others to see who's the tastiest treat alive. Sound like fun, right?
Every character comes with several skins for you to choose from—because we all know how different two treats could be, depending on the topping—but they're all equally adorable. 'You eat with your eyes,' they say, and that's exactly what happens with Cake Bash! Everything about this game is too cute to be true, from the character models to the animations and level design. That's one of the things we love the most, especially because eye-catching graphics are not always easy to find in an indie party game.
As for the mini-games, right now, there are 13 of them, enough events to keep you occupied for a while. What we like about Cake Bash is that all these mini-games are so easy and intuitive you don't even need a tutorial. One is about roasting marshmallows in a campfire before they end up burned, another one is about throwing the most fruit pieces into a pie, and there's one about catching the falling ice-cream balls to make the tallest ice-cream cone, for example. Of course, some of them can be played at different stages/maps, which adds a bit of freshness to each game, but the sad thing is that all these games are too short, so you probably will get bored after a few sessions.
Sorry, but I Don't Want a Second Plate
Being able to play online against other people is great... because, let's face it, you don't always have other people to play with you, and playing a party game against the CPU is not that engaging, to begin with. Regardless, Cake Bash doesn't feel like a game you'd feel attached to; it's more like a game you'd play once in a while when you really feel like it.
Given its adorable style and easy to pick up mechanics, Cake Bash is an amazing game for kids. If you're a grown-up person, then it's up to you to decide how much time you'd invest in a game like this. For what it's worth, Cake Bash is really well-crafted for an indie party game, but that wasn't enough to keep us entertained, and our craving for it only lasted a Saturday evening...
Cake Bash is now available on all modern platforms, Stadia included. As you can see, it wasn't our cup of tea—not exactly a treats pun...—but maybe it's yours? Our only problem with it is how quickly you can get bored with these mini-games and how little challenging they are, but to each their own, right?!